Much of this episode concerns Ringo’s fruitless pursuit for Tabuki. This is the first time that fate actually seem to be working against Ringo.
Skunks aren’t natural inhabitants of Japan. Kiyoshi-kun is introduced as a “dangerous pet” on the loose, with suspicion of theft. Notice the “ying/yang penguin” emblem on its back. Also, its name “kiyoshi” usually means “cleanser” or “purifier” in Japanese, which is quite ironic considering it’s a skunk.
This could be referring to the skunk being stolen, or simply Ringo’s Special Deluxe Picnic Lunch being stolen by penguins and other birds. If it does refer to the skunk, then that thief is highly likely to be involved with Penguin Drum, and capable of controlling fate, as the skunk played two major roles that ended up getting Ringo and Shouma together.
Okay, maybe there’s a minor trolling going on here, but I honestly couldn’t think of anything else for the announcement of the prince’s appearance.
This episode didn’t have Survival Strategy sequence, so the producers had to save budget by other means to make up for about 3 minutes of recyclable scenes. In this case, Ringo’s imagination cardboard cutout play was used to cut costs maintain the high quality animation in remaining scenes.
I laughed out hard at this. I’m sure we all expected #2 to save Ringo… Excellent comedy right her
Where have we seen this before? This could be part of the episode title: “Descension of a Princess”.
Ep5 preview vs Ep1 first outside scene. The fence and the red daruma doll appear to be missing. Were those blown away? Is that the scene from the storm in Ep5 flashback? (then, how is the penguin there?) Or maybe the animators simply forgot to draw them?
Episode rating: 8.5/10